Local, family-owned health food brand, Mayver's Health Foods have launched a brand new range of tasty pure-state table spreads; using 100 per cent wholefood natural ingredients minus the sugar, chemicals and preservatives.
With products made only from only pure, natural ingredients, Mayver's has been delivering the powerful health benefits of functional foods to Australians for over a decade. Given the alarming rise in levels of Type 2 Diabetes and mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, Mayver's has been working hard to develop pure-state table-spreads that provide doses of protective nutrients along with delicious flavours
everyone will love.
Mayvers' owner Paul Raff hails pure-state functional food as the answer to helping reduce rising rates of chronic illness and many Australian nutritionists and health food consumers share his view.
'Consumers are looking for pure foods, free from unnatural and chemically processed ingredients that protect them from disease. The pure-state functional food movement provides packaged and chemical-free processed foods that are made using 100 per cent natural ingredients containing powerful nutrients for health and vitality," Mr Raff said.
'Australian women are also increasingly looking for foods without any added sugar. They're tired of seeing foods on the supermarket shelves that simply add to their own weight gain, low energy and feelings of guilt. We've develop a range that meets those needs without compromising at all on taste."
Mayver's Hazelnut & Cacao Spread is just one of their tasty new sugar-free products launching right in time for summer. Studies show hazelnuts are good for your heart and like all nuts can actually help you to control your weight. They are rich in monounsaturated fats that promote healthy cholesterol levels and reduced belly fat!
Hazelnuts are also rich in powerful antioxidants, protein, fibre and several vitamins and minerals including manganese, vitamin E, folate, iron and zinc.
While may of us beat ourselves up for indulging in too much chocolate, its natural state cacao is actually good for us! Cacao was a staple of many ancient peoples such as the Incas and Aztecs. It ranks amongst the highest levels for antioxidant power and the fats present are don't raise cholesterol. Cacao is also rich in magnesium, an essential mineral widely deficient in Western diets. Magnesium is crucial for human metabolism, mood regulation and blood sugar control. All up cacao gives you the chocolate hit you love, without any of the detrimental effects of sugar-sweetened commercial chocolate.
With the Medical Journal of Australia recently reporting diabetes to be a -national emergency' similar to the epidemics of cholera and typhoid in the 19th century, people are beginning to realise the crucial importance of eating foods lower in salt, added sugar and saturated fats and choosing healthier, pure-state wholefoods.
The Global Burden of Disease 2010 report also found mental illness to be the number one contributor to disability worldwide, having increased up to 37 per cent over 20 years.
Paul Raff says the need to protect and strengthen our emotional wellbeing through dietary therapy is of critical importance to the wellbeing of our families and communities.
Mayver's has also released healthy and delicious Nuts & Seeds and Medi-Honey spreads. Official nutritionist for The Today Show, Vice-president of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association and expert dietitian Dr Joanna McMillan says that nuts and seeds often get a bad name when in fact they're a whole natural food with many benefits.
'Although some people are allergic to nuts it's worth remembering they are very much in the minority. If your child is not allergic to nuts then outside of school, Mayver's spreads are a nutritionally dense food ideal for kids and adults," Dr Joanna said.
'Many adults perceive nuts and seeds as fattening and steer clear. In fact, both are a source of plant protein, dietary fibre and although high in fat; they are predominantly healthy monounsaturated fats (as found in olive oil and avocado) and polyunsaturated fats. These fats improve blood cholesterol profiles and are associated with better heart health. Mayvers' new honey-based spreads provide a healing alternative to refined sugarladen or artificially sweetened diet spreads. Every one of their new products is a better choice than butter, margarine or spreads high in added colours, flavours and preservatives, she said.
Mayvers' table spread range hits the mark when it comes to bringing pure-state functional foods to Australian homes. Mayvers' makes it easy for Australian families to purchase and consumer pure-state, affordable food without the risk of unnatural ingredients. All their spreads are made from pure, natural ingredients with no added salt, sugar, oil or nasty chemicals.
Health smart parents, the health and weight conscious, sufferers of coeliac disease, diabetes and those who are dairy, gluten and wheat intolerant have been using Mayvers' flagship product Mayver's Tahini for a decade; as well as popular spreads released in October 2012 – Peanut, Sesame and Mayonnaise. As well as the Hazelnut & Cacao spread; Mayvers new range includes Black Tahini, Peanut & Coconut, Pepita, Peanut &
Cacao, Sunflower, and Tahini & Honey.
Mayver's has also developed four Nut & Seed varieties including seven powerfully nutritious ingredients Brazil nuts, peanuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, sesame seeds and chia seeds.
Each spread has an additional element targeting a specific area of health - Immune includes extra selenium; Energy has added spirulina; Digest comes with added fibre; and Omega-3 contains extra essential fatty acids.
But that's not all! Mayver's is also tapping into the ancient tradition of using honey for its amazing healing powers. The new Medi-Honey range uses active Manuka Honey with three extra ingredients known for their immunity-boosting properties – Lemon, Cinnamon and ginger. They've also added Eucalyptus Honey to their popular Tahini spread, creating yet another healthy option for Australian pantries.
Paul Raff says Australians are finding it increasingly difficult and time consuming when it comes to purchasing and consuming healthy and affordable food but this doesn't mean there are a lack of people who want truly natural sugar-free food choices.
'These days a growing number of people want pure-state functional foods but labels are hard to read and understand and many misleading claims are made by food brands. At Mayver's we've removed the guesswork and assure Australians our products, process and ingredients are 100 per cent natural.
'Most table spreads combine hardened oils, salt and sugar believing this is the only way to make their product palatable for mainstream consumers. Mayver's provides a natural, healthier alternative offering pure-state, natural organic wholefood table spreads containing no added oil, salt, sugar, hardened fats or artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
'We're a small family company and our promise is genuine. We handpick out ingredients and use traditional chemical free processing such as water hulling, oven roasting and stone grinding to deliver a natural, healthy table spread that is as close to homemade as possible. We're inviting the Australian public to visit the local supermarket health food isle and good health food stores to try Mayver's products for themselves. We have
over 100 recipes to try available at www.mayvers.com.au."
Mayver's Pure-State Hazelnut & Cacao
A sugar-free nuts and chocolate fix high in tryptophan and feel-good chemicals and essential minerals manganese, selenium, folate and zinc. The spread has no added salt, sugar, hardened fats or artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Mayver's Pure-State Peanut & Cacao
Another sugar-free nuts and chocolate fix! Contains tryptophan and other feel-good chemicals as well as phytosterols and B-complex vitamins. Like all Mayvers' products, this spread has no added salt, sugar, hardened fats or artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Mayver's Pure-State Peanut & Coconut
Bringing the added goodness of coconut to the tryptophan, phytosterol and B-complex vitamin provided by peanuts. Coconut is a low glycaemic index food with plentiful levels of potassium as well as acids with antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Like all Mayvers' products, this spread has no added salt, sugar, hardened fats or artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Mayver's Pure-State Pepita
Pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, include tryptophan, magnesium and zinc – essential elements for the production of feel-good chemical serotonin. They also contain manganese, a trace mineral helpful in alleviating the symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome as well as regulating blood sugar. Like all Mayvers' products, this spread has no added salt, sugar, hardened fats or artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Mayver's Pure-State Sunflower
Little sunflower seeds provide large amounts of Vitamin E, a significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. They also contain healthy phytosterols, which reduce levels of -bad' cholesterol as well as selenium – a known immune-system booster. Like all Mayvers' products, this spread has no added salt, sugar, hardened fats or artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Mayver's Pure-State Nut & Seed DIGEST
Includes 7 nutritious nuts and seeds – almonds, peanuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, chia seeds and sesame seeds – with the bonus addition of dietary fibre to help soothe and maintain digestive systems. Contains super amounts of protein, healthy fats and an incredible variety of vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants and amino acids.
Mayver's Pure-State Nut & Seed ENERGY
Includes 7 nutritious nuts and seeds – almonds, peanuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, chia seeds and sesame seeds – with the bonus addition of spirulina. Spirulina is a form of blue-green algae hailed as the world's most complete food source. Its high content of chlorophyll, which turns sunlight into carbohydrates, makes it an amazing energy booster. Contains super amounts of protein, healthy fats and an incredible variety of vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants and amino acids.
Mayver's Pure-State Nut & Seed IMMUNE
Includes 7 nutritious nuts and seeds – almonds, peanuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, chia seeds and sesame seeds – with the bonus addition of extra selenium. Selenium is a potent antioxidant and antiviral mineral essential to maintaining a healthy immune system. Contains super amounts of protein, healthy fats and an incredible variety of vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants and amino acids.
Mayver's Pure-State Nut & Seed OMEGA 3
Includes 7 nutritious nuts and seeds – almonds, peanuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, chia seeds and sesame seeds – with the bonus addition of added Omega 3. Omega 3 fatty acids are crucial for maintaining good cardiovascular health as well as easing pain in joints and muscles thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Contains super amounts of protein, healthy fats and an incredible variety of vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants and amino acids.
Mayver's Medi-Honey with added Ceylon Cinnamon
Mayver's Medi-Honey uses Creamed Active Manuka Honey, a substance clinically proven to fight the most virulent of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Ceylon Cinnamon is a much more rare and nutrient-rich type of cinnamon than the average -cassia' cinnamon found on supermarket shelves. Ceylon cinnamon has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to support the immune system and prevent colds and flu, making this spread a powerful drug-free alternative to pharmacy cold and flu remedies.
Mayver's Medi-Honey with added Lemon
A honey and lemon product to soothe the sorest of throats, Mayver's uses Creamed Active Manuka Honey, a substance clinically proven to fight the most virulent of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Lemon douses inflamed respiratory tracts with much need Vitamin C and anti-viral properties. Free from any added sugar, artificial colours and flavours found in other cough and throat syrups.
Mayver's Medi-Honey with added Ginger
Mayver's provides an immune defence system previously only enjoyed by honeybees – Creamed Active Manuka and propolis. Propolis is a waxy substance with antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties used by bees to reinforce the structure of beehives and insulate against attack. Can be applied directly onto cuts, bites and skin infections as well as enjoyed as a healthy pure-state table spread.
Mayver's Tahini & Eucalyptus Honey
We've combined our popular Tahini range with the powerful healing benefits of honey. Our Tahini is naturally cholesterol, dairy and gluten free, providing rich sources of fibre, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and vitamins A and E. Eucalyptus honey is helpful in the temporary relief of minor aches and pains typical of usual cold and flu symptoms, as well as acting as a decongestant and expectorant. Together they make a unique and highly nutritious pure-state spread.
Mayver's Pure-State Tahini
Mayver's Tahini is the original Australian-made Tahini. Our range of hulled and unhulled certified organic and non-organic Tahini is naturally cholesterol, dairy and gluten free, providing rich sources of fibre, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and vitamins A and E. Very low in salt and Low G.I (glycemic index), Mayver's Tahini contains plenty of good fats, and low saturated fat. Unhulled Tahini is an extra rich source of gluten-free fibre and dairy-free calcium. The key ingredient to pure-state Tahini is the powerful sesame seed, lightly roasted and stone-ground for better nutritional absorption. Extremely versatile, it's a healthy alternative to butter or margarine and can be combined with just about anything.
Hulled Tahini – Certified organic and non-organic (1kg tub and 375g jar)
Unhulled Tahini – Certified organic and non-organic (1kg tub and 375g jar)
Tahini with Honey – Certified organic (1kg tub and 375g jar)
Mayver's Low Salt Mayonnaise
Mayver's Low Salt Mayonnaise is cholesterol, gluten and egg free with low salt content making it perfect for those intolerant to grains and cereals, vegetarians and people looking for a salt-reduced diet.
Mayver's Pure-State Organic Peanut Spread
Mayver's Peanut Spreads are all natural, cholesterol, gluten and dairy free with low salt content. Unlike many peanut brands, Mayver's Peanut Paste is certified organic with no added oil, sugar, salt or hardened fats. The handpicked certified organic nuts, are stone ground and lightly roasted to give a naturally sweet tasting, smooth and crunchy texture.
Mayver's Hulled Tahini and Unhulled Tahini is already available in every health food isle in major supermarkets and our certified organic range is available in all good health food stores.